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Venezuela on edge after Chavez’s heir scrapes win

BY A WHISKER:With acting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro winning by less than 2 percentage points, the opposition has demanded a recount, claiming irregularities

Reuters, CARACAS

“These results require deep self-criticism,” said Venezuelan National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello, whom many Venezuelans see as a potential rival to Maduro.

“It’s contradictory that some among the poor vote for those who always exploit them,” Cabello added on Twitter. “Let’s turn over every stone to find out faults but not put the fatherland or the legacy of our commander [Chavez] in danger.”

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